From basic facial structures to finer details, the book teaches you the fundamentals of portraiture, and also allows you space to practise on the page. Learn how to:
Understand anatomy and form
Use light and shade
Sketch in profile and front on
Draw details such as hair and wrinkles
Capture likeness and expression
The book lays flat to allow you to draw comfortably and has an elastic band to keep your drawings safe. It is also small and compact enough to fit inside your bag and each exercise has an estimated completion time, so it doesn't matter where you are, you'll always be able to find time and inspiration to practice.
Check out the Jake Spicer Set with hand picked items from the artist.
About the Author
Jake Spicer is an artist, author and teacher based between Brighton, UK and Arthog, North Wales. He is head tutor of the independent art school organisation 'Draw' and is co-director of the Drawing Circus. Jake's teaching focuses on making drawing accessible to everybody, on the understanding that everybody with the will to draw has the capacity to learn to draw and anybody that can draw can always learn to draw better. Jake writes instructional drawing books for Ilex Press which aim to help people engage more with drawing, whatever their level of ability.
Jake also holds monthly drawing workshops at our Cass Art Islington store. Click here to see his upcoming workshops.
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